Executive chef at Le Quartier Français and The Tasting Room, Margot Janse, has resigned after 21 years. Well known for her African-inspired cuisine, the much-awarded Franschhoek chef will leave her position on 29 April 2017.
Says Margot of her decision, “I have resigned, ending my LQF journey on 29 April 2017. It has been a very difficult decision but one that has grown over time. It is time for a new chapter. My culinary evolution has been an incredible one, shared with and supported by amazing teams, these past 21 years. My heart is obviously heavy and I am going to miss my special LQF family incredibly. I have decided to take some time out, with no immediate future plans. I’m going to have fun with my son, Thomas, contemplating the contents of my next adventures.”
The Tasting Room, currently number three in South Africa, has been a forerunner at the Eat Out Restaurant Awards for many years. Says Eat Out editor Abigail Donnelly, “I have always had huge respect for Margot and eating her food has always been a most humbling experience. I can’t begin to know how her creative mind inspires the dishes that she creates. It’s mind-blowing and I have often left with goose pimples. I can only thank her for challenging my taste buds to do small somersaults and making me grow over the years in what I do. I wish her all the best in her new journey.”